The dawn was just beginning to break and It was still quite dark as I checked “WeatherBug” on my cell phone. It looked like a big batch of rain was almost to us. I hurriedly prepared and took my umbrella and big hat. Anticipating a downpour I grabbed my rain jacket. I was determined to walk every day as the “CHIP” program had instructed. Since I’d been a Girl Scout, I was always ‘prepared’.
It was just getting light and the temperature was 73 degrees, Humidity 94% and the Dew Point was 72. I remember years ago Don Kent, our trusted weatherman in Massachusetts, had said “Once the dew point reaches 70 degrees it will be uncomfortable.” He’s right!
I had only walked a short distance and realized I should not have worn my jacket. Not wanting to waste time by turning back I tied it around my waist and proceeded at a good clip. They say you should carry weights, did this jacket count?
I watched as several squirrels chased each other around a tree and then fight over who could have the most nuts from the oak trees. Soon they would rush up to the top of a palm tree to enjoy their trophy. I saw two rabbits back to each other as if watching. I could almost hear one say ’I got your back, watch mine!’
As I proceeded, my eye caught a glimpse of a rainbow off to the right. It was raining somewhere, but not here! So much is determined by how the wind blows. A rainbow always seems to represent God smiling and it reminds me of His unfailing love and forgiveness to us.
I heard a noise and looked up. A red headed woodpecker was industriously pecking for grubs on the concrete light post. I chuckled but then thought how we are often so like him. In our stubbornness we are determine to do it ‘our way’. God has better ideas and we need to listen to His still small voice.
Some may think it’s boring to walk, but I feel there is so much to learn just by observing what is going on around us.